Have you ever wondered why we still study Shakespeare in English to this very day? Macbeth is a play that captivated many viewers in the seventeenth century and is a play that continues to enthral audience to the present day. Themes Shakespeare demonstrates in his text are good vs evil, appearances often hide reality and….which all catches the attention of audiences in the present day.
From the very start of the play, Macbeth comes across three witches. The three witches drives him from good to evil in the play.
The first apparition …. ” Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware Macduff; beware the Thane of Fife. Dismiss me. Enough.”
The second apparition…. ” Be bloody, bold and resolute; laugh to scorn. The power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth.”
The third apparition… ” Be lion-mettled, proud and take no care. Who chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are: Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane hill shall come against him.”